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Li Chiao-Ping Dance Explores Culture, Body Image and the Self in Fluid Measure

Li Chiao-Ping Dance will transport audiences across the landscapes of Asian and Western identities in Fluid Measure, opening March 3, 2016 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave., Madison.

The concert title comes from Artistic Director Li Chiao-Ping’s new work, “Fluid Measure,” which examines questions of identity and kinship. The piece draws its depth from an integrated cast of company dancers and community performers. Li will also showcase works from her repertory including “Untitled,” created in collaboration with Forrest Fang and inspired by the Chinese folk tale The Bridge of Chuan-Chou; “Mandala,” a solo that reviewers have dubbed “a meditation;” and “Chi,” a powerful and moving piece with choreographic roots in the martial arts that investigates what it means to identify with more than one culture.

Madison audiences will get the rare treat to see work by New York-based guest artist Heidi Latsky, who will present “ON DISPLAY” in the theater lobby before the concert. This renowned installation explores the body as a spectacle, society’s obsession with body image and the reclaiming of self image.

“I am thrilled to present Heidi Latsky’s work,” said Li Chiao-Ping. “She’s an inspiring and thoughtful artist and activist, and her work has the uncommon ability to impact anyone who sees it.”

Latsky creates “provocative, highly technical and physically adventurous dance” focused on both virtuosity and disability, including performances by diverse, “unexpected bodies.”

Li Chiao-Ping Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department present Fluid Measure Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., and March 5 at 2:30 p.m.

A reception with the performers will follow the Friday, March 4 performance in the Virginia Harrison Parlor in Lathrop Hall. Refreshments will be served. A free concert for Dane County students will be held Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Contact the company for more information and reservations.

Tickets are $20 general public, $15 for students and seniors, and may be purchased in advance at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu, by phone 608-265-2787, or in person at the Campus Arts Box Office, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison. Reserved seating.

This concert is made possible by the sponsorship and support of Altrusa International of Madison; Dane Arts with additional funding from the Evjue Foundation, charitable arm of The Capital Times; Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; UW-Madison Dance Department, Graduate School and Vilas Trustees; and LCPD’s Circle of Friends.

For downloadable photos, biographies and other materials, visit lcpdance.box.com.

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Contact: Kelly Kwiatkowski, kkwiatkowski@wisc.edu, 608-262-2353

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